Nuclear power plant components; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Nuclear energy engineering (ICS code(s): 27.120)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Code Cases and Update Frequency
On 6 March 2023, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) solicited comments on proposed amendments to its regulations to incorporate by reference proposed revisions to three regulatory guides, which would approve new, revised, and reaffirmed code cases published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In addition, the rulemaking proposed to extend the time periods required for licensees to update their codes of record. The public comment period was originally scheduled to close on 5 May 2023. The NRC has decided to extend the public comment period by an additional 42 days to 16 June 2023, to allow more time for members of the public to develop and submit their comments.
DATES: The due date of comments requested in the document published on 6 March 2023 (88 FR 13717) is extended. Comments should be filed no later than 16 June 2023. Comments received after this date will be considered, if it is practical to do so, but the Commission is able to ensure consideration only for comments received on or before this date.